Objective of the consultation The aim of this consultation is to understand stakeholders’ views on a range of certification actions which could be undertaken in order to tackle the problem of waste shipments out of the European Union to non-OECD countries if the waste is not treated in an environmentally sound manner. The results of the consultation will be used as one of the bases for formulating EU policy in this area. Target group(s) All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from representatives of raw materials consuming industries and the waste management sector, including SMEs, and from NGOs and international, national and sub-national authorities with responsibility for waste shipments.
The Commission is taking action to ensure that its policies and programmes sustain the positive trend shown by the economic outlook for the EU SMEs, reducing administrative burden for small business.
Today at the annual conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials, private, public and non-governmental bodies will be invited to make concrete commitments to help achieve a sustainable supply of raw materials for European industry.
This week the Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Antonio Tajani, was in London for a meeting with representatives of the fashion and high-end industries. In the afternoon he held a master class at the London School of Economics.